Hemet’s child abuse case, on September 15, is something of a mystery. While this abuse video shows what appears to be a child in danger, there are conflicting stories.
Margaret Sanchez uploaded the child abuse video to Facebook early Friday morning. However, after a police investigation started, the video was removed from the Hemet woman’s profile.
According to NBC News Los Angeles, the recording is part of the investigation as well.
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This came after she mentioned calling Hemet Police about the child abuse situation. However, Sanchez noted that her pleas were disregarded.
Overall, Margaret, as well as other neighbors and community members, are angry about the way Hemet Police handled this child abuse case.
According to Sanchez, this isn’t the first time they’ve called Hemet PD on the parents.
“So much for serving and protecting,” exclaims the Hemet woman regarding the police. “They don’t do sh*t about a boy being beat pretty much daily.”
According to the news source, when Sanchez called Hemet PD, they didn’t believe her. Moreover, they told her she couldn’t help the child because she wasn’t a relative.
The source notes that the child’s father was kneeing his genitals. Supposedly, that’s where you can hear the Hemet boy scream about his “private.”
Hemet Child Abuse Arrest Tossed
The news source reports that once police arrived on-scene, they arrested and interrogated the child’s father. However, after evaluation, the Hemet boy’s father was released.
And although the Hemet youth was placed in child protective services, he has also been returned to the parents.
“CBSLA’s Randy Paige reported that police, therapists and child protective services all concluded no crime was committed,” the source notes.
CBS News Los Angeles reports that authorities mention the child as having mental health issues. The parents state that he suffers from a complex version of PTSD.
Likewise, he notes that what the public heard in the video was the sound of the child abusing him while overreacting. The father mentioned attempting to restrain the child, according to the source.
Also, authorities mention that surveillance footage show him trying to restrain the Hemet child.
Yet, concerned neighbors like Sanchez question why the child has PTSD in the first place.
“I personally seen this little boy’s back,” mentions Sanchez. “He has belt marks and his wrists are not cool from his parents putting handcuffs on him.”
Before Margaret’s video was deleted from Facebook, several people had commented similarly and spoke of the parents’ constant leniency in Hemet’s CPS situation.
Margaret states that she did what she could to help the child. However, she’s calling foul-play and manipulation on this case, as can be seen from her most-recent Facebook post.
“So everyone the parents are out and the son is back… father says that my video didn’t show Zach hitting his dad but how’s that if Zach was in handcuffs… but they didn’t show a video of Zach hitting his dad… they just show that they have a camera outside there door… even so if he is pdsd he has enough trauma for a reason… how was he even diagnosed with it in the first place unless he was beat before he was in Foster care… before obviously for a reason this is wrong… I did what I can… manipulation is a mother f**ker that’s sad…# need me a beer right about now.”
All in all, what are your thoughts regarding the Hemet child abuse video, the parents’ release, and the overall situation? Feel free to share your comments in the section below.
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